Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 8th Aug 2006 13:02 UTC, submitted by Moulinneuf
Linspire Three weeks ahead of schedule, version 1.0 of Freespire, the no-cost community version of Linspire, is now available from the project's website. You can download a completely open source version, or a version that includes various proprietary codecs and drivers for an improved out-the-box experience. Screenshots.
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RE[2]: Seems rushed...
by Devilotx on Tue 8th Aug 2006 15:25 UTC in reply to "RE: Seems rushed..."
Devilotx
Member since:
2005-07-06

actually Linspire DOES contribute alot to OSS

http://www.linspire.com/lindows_products_license.php#ope

yes some are "Linspire" products, but they do contribute.

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RE[3]: Seems rushed...
by deanlinkous on Tue 8th Aug 2006 16:29 in reply to "RE[2]: Seems rushed..."
deanlinkous Member since:
2006-06-19

No a BUNCH of those are linspire projects. ;) I think the problem is they like to say "heavily involved" like they have 20 developers working on nothing but that.That is one of my complaints with any company - just plain being misleading and trying to put a halo over the horns.:) Linspire should stop tooting it's own horn, making statements about how others are doing something they consider bad if they want to stop being looked at critically. You know the glass houses thingy.:)

Some of the others on there they contribute to ONLY because they want to improve it for themselves or they think they are paying for a advantage.

I have never seen a dollar amount stated for any of that support. They support the DCC alliance? It is a group of distros getting together sharing work to create a base distro. What does that have to do with much of anything? ;)

The stuff they contribute is often friviolous or redundant kind of stuff. But I do agree they do contribute some, but no reason to make it sound as if they are the contribution kings.:) Of course I guess the OSS edition could also be considered a contribution now. I wonder if that includes the installer as well as other items like artwork?hmmm...

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RE[3]: Seems rushed...
by kernelpanicked on Wed 9th Aug 2006 00:26 in reply to "RE[2]: Seems rushed..."
kernelpanicked Member since:
2006-02-01

"Linspire founded, maintains, and is the lead sponsor for Nvu, a complete, easy-to-use Web Authoring System for Linux (such as FrontPage and Dreamweaver)."

You do know this is Mozilla Composer with a purple icon right? This isn't the only example either. Linspire has a bad habit of leeching of other people's work without giving proper credit.

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RE[4]: Seems rushed...
by abdavidson on Wed 9th Aug 2006 03:06 in reply to "RE[3]: Seems rushed..."
abdavidson Member since:
2005-07-06

"You do know this is Mozilla Composer with a purple icon right? This isn't the only example either. Linspire has a bad habit of leeching of other people's work without giving proper credit."

You obviously don't know anything. Linspire did found, does maintain and is the lead sponsor of NVu.

Read and learn
http://mozillanews.org/?article_date=2004-05-26+21-38-02

And more recently
http://mozillanews.org/?article=2c1f2500bea8112755d6d2edd9ccfc98

Edited 2006-08-09 03:08

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